Three riders met at PC on a glorious summer’s day for a trip south to the Broads at Horning. Mark M and Graham A were pleased to be joined by John S riding again after an ankle injury. John and his bike had been dropped off at PC, so he could ride back home to Honing after lunch and hopefully not overstress his ankle.
The trio set off, cooled by a steady southerly headwind, via Gresham, Hanworth, Trunch, Knapton, Honing, Smallburgh and Neatishead to Horning. At the advertised destination the Swan Inn, Horning, we found Andrew C, who as part of his hip op rehabilitation had set off from Hanworth to meet us.
All four re-grouped at the New Inn to sit outside, shaded by a huge parasol to watch the antics of the Broads cruisers as we waited for lunch. The New Inn had let us book a table outside which the Swan was unable to offer, hence the change in venue.
After lunch, we said goodbye to John S as he returned to Honing, while Andrew C maintained the numbers by joining us for the homeward leg. For once the wind had remained consistent and now provided a steady tailwind as we headed via Ashmanhaugh, Sloley, Swanton Abbot to Gunton Park, where Andrew C continued to Hanworth. The route continued to Aldborough and the final split at Sustead Church.
PC to PC was 55 miles
Graham A, John S, Andrew C, led by Mark M.